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Name: tk
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texaskitty111
Apr 9, 2017 10:04 AM CST
Can anyone identify this snake that seems to be living in my minnow pond?

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Name: Porkpal
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porkpal
Apr 9, 2017 10:36 AM CST
Water Snake - harmless.
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plantmanager
Apr 9, 2017 11:46 AM CST
Thanks, Pork. That's good to know! Do they eat fish?
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Name: tk
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texaskitty111
Apr 9, 2017 11:48 AM CST
Must eat minnows, he's very fat. Thanks for recognizing the snake, porkpal. I do not want to be bit.
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porkpal
Apr 9, 2017 11:58 AM CST
The small ones eat fish (that are not too fast to catch) and the bigger ones tend to go for frogs and salamanders.
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Name: tk
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texaskitty111
Apr 9, 2017 12:01 PM CST
We have thousands of slow moving bull frog tadpoles. Hope it eats them all. I don't like to hear them at night
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Name: tk
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texaskitty111
Aug 7, 2017 7:34 PM CST
I've been getting very few eggs lately.......

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lauriebasler
Aug 8, 2017 12:05 AM CST
So glad I could not id your snake. It is much larger than any snakes we have. I would have a stroke if I wandered up on that.
Name: Philip
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pphanfx
Aug 8, 2017 12:47 AM CST
texaskitty111 said:I've been getting very few eggs lately.......

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That's what I'd call dinner and a snakeskin wallet... or how about a purse.. no? Snakeskin boots?

Snake eggs are just as delicious as chicken eggs - https://www.youtube.com/watch?... .
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Name: Jai or Jack
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Jai_Ganesha
Aug 8, 2017 2:18 AM CST
Don't harm rat snakes. There's no reason.
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Name: Philip
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pphanfx
Aug 8, 2017 2:22 AM CST
Jai_Ganesha said:Don't harm rat snakes. There's no reason.


Okay fine, I hate rats. But if that was a Rattler, it's gone.
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Name: Jai or Jack
WV (Zone 6b)
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Jai_Ganesha
Aug 8, 2017 6:33 AM CST
Of course there are instances where it is safer to humanely dispatch an animal who may pose a real and present danger to you or your loved ones.

But all too often the killing of snakes (and spiders) is done for reasons relating to fear, lack of education, or immaturity. It makes me sad.
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